Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Morning With Our Waffle Maker

Sundays are really what you make them. They can be uber-depressing in a "I'm hung over and the weekend is over so I want to die" kind of way orrrrr they can be a fun and relaxing day-2 of your weekend! One way to make it the latter kind of Sunday is to start it off with a great breakfast --- something you wouldn't have the time or brainpower to do on a weekday. This past Sunday we whipped out our much neglected waffle iron and did a little his and hers waffle combo. Nic's waffle went the traditional route of white flour and sugar-topped while I took the healthier route of oaty and fruit-topped. Both were deliciously successful. While the traditional waffle was kind of a no-brainer, I was pleasantly suprised with the soft texture and pleasing taste of my healthy one. Here are our two makeshift recipes. I recommend my healthy version if you are trying to be a bit healthier and Nic's if you are just trying to be a crowd pleaser. Both are great!

Charlotte's Cracklin Oat Bran Power Waffle AKA the new age healthy one
(picture at the top of this post!)

Ingredients for Waffle
1/2 cup oats (like quaker oats)
1 egg white
1/4 cup skim milk
1/3 cup canned pumpkin (100% pure pumpkin with nothing else added)
1 tsp cinnamon

Ingredients for Topping
4 strawberries sliced
1 small banana sliced

-Mix waffle ingredients together - spoon into waffle maker (make sure to spray the waffle maker with Pam first!)
-Put a frying pan on the burner over medium-high heat and spray with pam. Saute the bananas and strawberries for about 4-5 or until soft and caramelized.
-Pour the fruit over your waffle and enjoy!

Nic's Traditional Waffle AKA the super yummy sugary one

Ingredients for Waffle
2/3 cup flour
1 egg
3/4 cup skim milk
1 sprinkle salt
2 spoonfuls of margarine

For the Topping
Powdered Sugar and margarine or butter

-Mix waffle ingredients together - spoon into waffle maker (make sure to spray the waffle maker with Pam first!) If the mix is too thick (not pouring well) add a little more milk
-Cook until done
-Serve with butter or margarine and powdered sugar.

1 comment:

  1. Wish I had one of those babies right now. With maple syrup of course!